Dhiru Thadani is raising funds through Kickstarter to produce a definitive book on the history and plans of Seaside, Florida. The 608-page tome called Visions of Seaside would be costly to print and the publisher, Rizzoli, would need to set a price tag of $100. Thadani, an architect and urban planner who was involved in Seaside from the early days and who has "grown to love the town," wants to to set a lower price — but production costs will have to be offset through fundraising. Thadani seeks to raise $25,000 — donations at various levels come with benefits such as copies of the book, vintage t-shirts, and getaway packages at Seaside, which began construction in 1982 and was the first complete new town built in America since the 1920s.
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